Re: Joe Posnanski with more data showing that closers simply don't matter
Originally Posted by dougdirt
The Pittsburgh Pirates closers were within 2% of Rivera over the course of his career. Yeah, he was just one guy, but let's not pretend like the Pirates were running out elite relievers year in and year out and they were still almost identical in converting 9th inning leads into wins over a 15 year period of time.
That's all fine and good. I'm glad it worked out for them. But if it were as easy you want to make it out to be, they would have just sent the same guy out there. Or flipped a coin. Or drawn straws.
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